We shall fight on the beaches,
we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender.
A computerized program aimed at assessing student writing skills for English “A levels” deems passages by Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway and other titans of prose lacking. Churchill’s rousing WWII speech was too repetitive for the computer’s tastes.
(H/T: Will Fitzhugh, Concord Review)